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Have y'all seen these boats yet?

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I welcome the change in thinking away from conventional rigs and racing rules and towards performance and practicality!
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Yes, and I've noticed lately how the company actively uses internet forums to promote their boats.
Sorry if you're not a spammer, but I see the rig as conventional on those boats, and the boat itself as just another modern design wrapped in the looks of a skerry cruiser.
They probably are fun to sail, and nice looking, but not really something new?
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nope, not a spammer. i just stumbled across the website earlier. I think the unstayed, rotating carbon fiber mast is fairly unconventional. As is the headsail set up on a 20ft boat.
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Red,
Sorry I was being a bit grouchy re. the Scandinavian Cruiser
Wingmasts are well-known from multi's, but I must admin that they've don a decent job on these, considering the entire package..
Let's have a good discussion on day-sailors
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Have y'all seen these boats yet?

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I welcome the change in thinking away from conventional rigs and racing rules and towards performance and practicality!
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I welcome the gradual return to beautiful lines that seems to be returning to boating in the form of "day sailors" from this and a handful of other companies. These boats are gorgeous! Thanks for the link.

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Really a stupid name for a daysailor... Scandinavian Cruiser. I assume that would be some minimalist cruising.
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I agree about the name, perhaps the cruiser part is in reference to their larger designs??? I do like where their head's at as far as design and construction goes. First of all, it looks good, which is more than I can say about most of the boats popping out of molds today. Secondly it doesn't sound like they're cutting any corners construction-wise yet they are still meeting a pretty reasonable price point.

I think it's refreshing to see so many modern design elements from larger monohulls and multis on such a small boat, especially concerning the rig. She'd be easy to sail, yet she's got enough going on that she'd still be fun to try and sail well. The easily driven hull and lifting keel would make it great for shallow, light aired North Carolina. (my home state) I'd love to take this thing for a burn.

The only thing that's a turn off is that it appears as though it could be a pain in the ass trailer sailing the boat. Setting up and striking the rig looks like it's more complicated than it should be for a 20' boat with a freestanding rig.

It'll be interesting to see how these guys do with this boat and the company.
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Really a stupid name for a daysailor... Scandinavian Cruiser. I assume that would be some minimalist cruising.
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"Day Sailor" is the term that I applied - I'm not so sure that the term is used in Europe - Scandinavia, and maybe that is the reason for "cruiser", which implies a bit "less" than here.

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I agree about the name, perhaps the cruiser part is in reference to their larger designs??? .
They only have a 40ft daysailor. I believe cruising is intended not as living aboard but as a boat to "cruise" (moving fast and easily). These boats seem to be a lot of fun. The Swedish part of the name (Swedish cruisers), as an homage to Sweden, a land of very traditional boat builders that always refused beamy boats and produced some of the most beautiful boats on the market.

The designer, Eric Sponberg is an American of Swedish origin and one of the fathers of the free standing rig.

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The story behind the Scandinavian Cruiser name.

Here is what Wikipedia says:

"A cruiser is a large type of warship, which had its prime period from the late 19th century to the end of the Cold War. The first cruisers were intended for individual raiding...."

This is a definition which a Viking has no problem with!

“Cruising around” also has connotations with pleasurable sunny weather day-sailing and relaxed coastal exploring.

The name "Skerry Cruiser" is a phonetical approximation of the Swedish name "Skärgårdskryssare" or Danish name "Skaergaardskrydser", both of which sounds a little bit like “Skerry Cruiser”, and it is no doubt how the English name came about, but it actually means "shoal cruiser", referring to the protruding rocks off the coast of the Baltic Sea. To really confuse all of us, the Danish word "krydser" means not only a "cruiser" type of boat, but also "crossing" or "tacking upwind".

For all of the above reasons, we had to name our new boats "Scandinavian Cruisers".




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